4 Stunning Master Bathrooms
These neutral retreats are elegant studies in texture.
Posh and Polished
Marble has a way of transforming floors and walls into art. When John and Lucy Caracappa turned to Arlington-based Tradition Homes (builtbytradition.com) to create their dream home in McLean’s Franklin Park neighborhood, they wanted a bold, high-contrast aesthetic in the master bath, says Tradition co-founder Tripp DeFalco, a registered architect. The spacious retreat finds classic marble flooring and wainscoting alongside a sleek, freestanding spoon tub (the Metro Logan model from Hydro Systems), brushed nickel fixtures and a floor-to-ceiling bank of dark, paneled cabinets. Neutral tones allow the room’s sumptuous textures—most notably the natural veining in the “Gray Cloud” marble—to play a starring role. A swath of creamy alabaster tiles in a herringbone pattern serves as a runway to that enviable soaking tub. “It’s the centerpiece of the room,” Lucy says. “We add a little lavender salt, turn on some meditation music and we are whisked away for a while.”